Update on NERC strategic programme areas

8 August 2017

In March 2017, NERC announced that it was scoping two potential strategic programme areas (SPAs) for assessment:

These were considered by Science Board at their July meeting, who decided that, on this occasion, neither programme will be taken forward as a SPA.

We are considering whether an activity relating to future landscapes can be taken forward in a different way and will provide a further update if funding opportunities arise from this.

Science Board will continue to consider other potential areas for funding, the next opportunity being the next round of highlight topics at their meeting in November 2017.

If you have any queries on the process, please contact in the first instance.